My hobby has given me a base for an active existence, and I thoroughly enjoy it. I am never bored. I have a purpose in life; to provide the best pipe smoking instrument at the lowest possible cost to those who enjoy pipe smoking.
While I don’t recommend pipe restoration as the answer to every suddenly senior who finds life boring, I heartily recommend that every senior find a hobby. The great thing about hobbies is that one can be found to fit any physical or aging limitation. All you have to do is look for the one that best suits you.
I don’t know if I’ll make it to my grandfather’s or great-aunt’s ripe old age. I do know that I will remain active until the end, thanks to having found a hobby that is tailor-made for me.